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Astronomy Events
5:30 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Better get out your binoculars, telescope for Comet PanSTARRS

Comet PanSTARRS as viewed from Austrailia at the beginning of March.
Credit AP Images

An interview with Kalamazoo Astronomical Society members Richard Bell and Mike Sinclair

The Comet PanSTARRS has been within view for about a week now, but the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society has been waiting for a weekend to plan their public watch party. K.A.S. President Richard Bell says a comet is basically a piece of ice and rock leftover from when the planets were formed.

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Music
5:22 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Musician carries on Beaver Island culture, community

Music on Beaver Island, Michigan, has always been essential to island life, but it also draws the interest of outsiders such as musicologist Alan Lomax, for its unique color, which draws from a history of Irish American fiddling, songs and ballads of the Great Lakes, and a Grand Ol Opry set list established in the 30s, 40s and 50s.

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WMUK News
12:44 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Kalamazoo walks for clean water overseas

Water purifier in El Salvador in 2002
Credit Clean Water for the World

Americans turn the tap and expect to get nothing but clean water. That’s a luxury many people in other countries don’t have. But organizers of the annual “Walk for Water” at Western Michigan University hope to change that one village at a time. The event will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, from 1 to 3 p.m. It starts and ends at the plaza near Western’s Miller Auditorium. 

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WMU part-time instructors
12:28 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

WMU Trustees schedule vote on contract with part-time instructors

Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University trustees have called a special meeting for next week to consider a new three year contact with the union representing the university's part-time instructors. 

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WMU men's basketball
9:23 am
Thu March 14, 2013

WMU men's basketball team opens play in MAC tournament Thursday night

Credit GS Photo/WMU Media Relations

Western Michigan will play Eastern Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament Thursday night. WMUK's Gordon Evans spoke with Mlive Kalamazoo reporter Scott DeCamp

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